The Gospel Of Peace

by Christina Farris
5/15/2019

Isaiah 52:1-15 KJV
1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
4 For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.
12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward.
13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

One of first things to know is Israel bondage was done without money, meaning a type of kidnapping done in war times. Has the enemy of Islam was released from prison many cried that knew scripture, because in truth what was happening was in opposition of the Gospel both Old And New was being released. The hard part of oppositions to any other faith is the same. A spiritual Jedi was taking place with Islam being released, yet, at the same time, it had nothing to do with religion. Unites States has seen it self from both Christian and Jewish faith for years and though it no longer a country of really any particular faith today, it still stirred up convictions of faith. Israel time of release from captiviity would come with the message of good news. If one can only imagine the idea of freedom in regards to a people, based only religion and not on decision of human decency, then that what took place during the release of Iraquaies in America several years ago. But it you look at America as a nation of freedom of religion and you release a people base on end of war and human decency, of returning a people, then that is being American. It had no religious reason for it. However these Islamic nations view things from both religious and political and not one sided. In America because of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faith it looks like Jihad of sorts. The problem of holy war of any faith, is people tend to look at religion in prophetic terms.
One of first things to know is Israel bondage was done without money, meaning a type of kidnapping done in war times. Has the enemy of Islam was released from prison many cried that knew scripture, because in truth what was happening was in opposition of the Gospel both Old And New was being released. The hard part of oppositions to any other faith is the same. A spiritual Jedi was taking place with Islam being released, yet, at the same time, it had nothing to do with religion. Unites States has seen it self from both Christian and Jewish faith for years and though it no longer a country of really any particular faith today, it still stirred up convictions of faith. Israel time of release from captiviity would come with the message of good news. If one can only imagine the idea of freedom in regards to a people, based only religion and not on decision of human decency, then that what took place during the release of Iraquaies in America several years ago. But it you look at America as a nation of freedom of religion and you release a people base on end of war and human decency, of returning a people, then that is being American. It had no religious reason for it. However these Islamic nations view things from both religious and political and not one sided. In America because of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faith it looks like Jihad of sorts. The problem of holy war of any faith, is people tend to look at religion in prophetic terms.

Why talk about another religion if one is a Christian and not Jewish or Islamic in faith in regards to beliefs. If one is Judeo-Christian, one looks at both Old and New Testament theology. Yet if you throw a third thing of religious freedom into the mix of religious beliefs, the idea is to set all faiths free to believe as they would like to believe and agree to peaceful laws. It is a hard sell to a fundamentalist of faith. Why because of holy war idea. Greeks on Mars hill, in Athens had a place of many altars. Paul stood on Mars Hill and told them of the only Gospel they needed to believe and that was Jesus. I stand in fundmental convictions of the only gospel needed is Jesus, and yet I embrace Judeo-christian faith, and at the same time I look at the world from historical emphasis of the release of people not living in the freedom of our nation but in a culture of one faith of tyrant control, and say welcome to freedom because release meant not religion, but meant going back to a nation embracing freedoms of democracy that it never knew before, beyond hearing about it or seeing it through visitation to another land.

Does democracy mean freedom of faith only to the greeks and romans theology of democracy. To God truth reigns in his word of truth, and not the false prophesy of the lies. God created the world and gave the people upon it freedom because of sin. He marked Cain despite his unbelief in his word. He allowed Cain to roam despite his unbelief and even marked him. Marked so no one would harm him. That another story and message, but something to think on. Did Cain repent when he killed Abel. probably so. Now when one thinks on the fact other religions exist and many wars have been fought over religion and you place people in a society of Roman and Greek rule, the idea of peace and safety come about. The gospel of peace comes to rise between people of different backgrounds. Israel itself during the reign of the kings allowed differently beliefs at the miminum their own household. Now the fundmentalist say my household will serve the Lord.

The Gospel of peace is who do you serve and where do you serve this God. Do you allow your God to defend himself, or do you defend him with your sword and fist? Fundamentalist of holy war say destroy and fundamentalist of peace says I serve my God in my home and community in the way I live and worship. Yet a deep convert knows if holy war ever breaks out they know where they stand with the people of their faith or at God’s leading, because God brings conviction to the heathens. What happened in Iraq, nations flooded in to help rebuild a nation they destroyed. What happened to Israel when returned to the promise land, nation surrounded them to aid them with the return. Christians no one on the day of Christ return will be aiding you but God, because the enemy is destroyed by His hand and not yours. You be joining Christ in the Holy City of Jerusalem where He has prepared a place for you.

Why teach scripture from a worldly view if one own convictions are such an extreme. Is it being a chicken or a realist, in regards to how other culture view our religiousity. Do they get tired of hearing about being homesick that they return people they take to their homeland. Prehaps. But it Government’s way of dealing with the arguments and cultural problems that exist when segregation does not work. For religious man it a halelujah march. The religious people are able to return to their culture and worship their God their way without interference, beyond the idea of war.

Now Christ coming was about peace, but because people wanted to crown him king, and followed in great crowds to see him, the religious leaders thought one man should die for their nation to keep peace. Yet with Christ’s death and resurrection it brought about a holy war in regards to a message of peace being spread in the same manner as Christ by the disciples. Yes holy war of violence would eventually happened to defend a faith. Yet Christians are without homeland in the since of Israel home being Jerusalem, and Islam being Mecca. Yet Christians embrace that the Holy land of Jerusalem is a symbol of what will come from the sky one day, a new Jerusalem. That means Christians you settle where God sends you and not where you always want to go. Almost military in one since. Don’t be like Jonah who was swallowed by whale, be like Philip who was whisked away by the Holy Spirit. Dont’ be like Israel always complaining, or Moses wondering why God stuck him with obstinate people. Be a peculair people for the Lord with the message of peace. The mesage of Christ love for one another.

Dear Heavenly Father our roots are strong, but your love is greater of how we should live and walk in peace of the Gosple of Christ no matter where we go. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study for Devotion: Ephesians 6:15 KJV And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

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